I was having a look over Afet's wish list thread, and got a bit inspired and decided to see what I could come up with. This is the first one nearly finished, and is my response to his 'evil mage' request. As such, I'm colouring him with largely dark, muted colours, but I imagine with a lighter pallette and a couple of tweaks he could quite easily serve as a magic-user of some other kind (although he'd still look pretty grim regardless).
I've got a couple of others on the way, including a half-dragon warrior (which could again quite easily double, probably as a demon of some sort) and a blacksmith (with anvil, of course).
He's almost ready; he pretty much just needs some shade and highlight, and maybe a little texturing.
Very nice! And now you see how nice capes are, makes the rear views so much easier.
For shading, what I have started doing is creating a new layer. Set it to MULTIPLY, then use an airbrush and add your shading, don't worry about being perfect, and use as large of a brush size as you can ,this will give softer shadows. Also ,set the brush to 50% OPACITY so it takes several strokes to turn it black. Once your done painting, use a hard edged erasure and clean up all the edges. do this before adding the thick outline, this way you don't have to be perfect. The set the whole layer to 70% opacity. You can also mess around with the different transparency modes to see what looks cool, but this will darken the color underneath.
I hope that made sense, don't ask me any specific questions about the exact tools or anything because the actual software is not important, all photo editors and painter use these tools.
Most of all, experiment and see what looks cool. JIM
Really? I thought he looked okay when I test printed him, although he could possibly do with a little more colour to his skin. Is yours looking washed out in general, or would you suggest particular areas that need beefing up?
Vermin King: For Papercuts this year, I am just going to use things created since last Papercuts. Bessie for the model and Onager Longhauler for the kitbash. I was going to build 10 Downing St for a Bessie backdrop, but that ain't happening
Aug 23, 2019 4:16:26 GMT -9
Vermin King: I've decided I need to stop trying to get stuff back that I lost and get back to working on new stuff. Until work stuff gets caught up, I need to fight the rebuilding aspect.
Aug 23, 2019 4:13:09 GMT -9
okumarts: Let me know if you need anything VK.
Aug 22, 2019 18:07:28 GMT -9
Vermin King: My Doctor Who stuff is all gone... and couldn't get onto the company database for 4 1/2 hours today. Life has got to get better
Aug 22, 2019 9:56:14 GMT -9
Vermin King: It's been such a nightmare, I haven't been to OBS or your site yet. I just know they are gone
Aug 22, 2019 7:39:17 GMT -9
bravesirkevin: @vermin King, you should still be able to download the stuff you purchased from me again, if that helps. If you have any issues, just drop me a direct message and I'll send through whichever ones you can't download
Aug 21, 2019 18:28:51 GMT -9
Vermin King: And none of the Streetpaper Advent models were in there, and only seven of bravesirkevin's figures are in there, and none of my purchased ones... And the old Canon kid's models are still beyond reach
Aug 21, 2019 10:03:24 GMT -9
Vermin King: Oo, oo! I just saw the Olli Bizer models loading!
Aug 21, 2019 8:19:52 GMT -9
Vermin King: I feel less 'at a complete loss', now. I found a thumb drive of 'Papercraft'. Not sure how old it is, but it does have the Zio models, old Streetpaper, old Canon and HP models, etc. Now it is just an overwhelming loss
Aug 21, 2019 8:17:58 GMT -9
wyvern: VK: Now you also have the "joy" of the painfully slow shutdown and reboot every time (at least once a month) that Windows is made "better" by yet more unwanted clutter being downloaded to your system, plus a scatter of useless "desktop.ini" files.
Aug 20, 2019 6:08:48 GMT -9
Vermin King: After 3 1/2 hours of updating, I got this xxxxxxxx Win10 computer runnable. I'm really going to miss the ease of Win 7. Amazing all the stuff I did here that is just gone ... except for what I posted
Aug 19, 2019 18:38:15 GMT -9
squirmydad: I hope...lmk if you find something broken.
Aug 19, 2019 15:23:57 GMT -9
squirmydad: Onemonk.com fully functional once again!
Aug 19, 2019 15:23:39 GMT -9
cowboyleland: It looks like you guys are busy, but I would like to point out that the "Ghoul Design Tutorial." which would start to answer bobsomething 's question from Aug 10, is MIA (again)
Aug 13, 2019 6:13:32 GMT -9